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like trying to improve the education system. the fund mental things are what we need to work on. not just that we are growing faster in 2013 but for many years thereafter. >> christine, you make the point all the time. first of all, education, the payback is good. when you look at the numbers and compare the average to those with college degree, it's half. the unemployment rate is half. >> i'm terrified about the kids who haven't had a chance to get in the labor market yet. they have a degree, student debt. they're not in the labor market yet. the first job you have. the first foot on. the first foot on the ladder is so important to lifetime achievement. it's a country eating your young. good education but there is an opportunity for the education once you get into the labor market. >> christine, diane, ken. thanks for joining us. good conversation about the jobs report. let's see what the future holds in terms of jobs. all right. does this man scare you? if you're a republican in congress the answer is probably yes. in the last three weeks, more lawmakers have said they are don
to education, the new number one in most cases a scandinavian country, what is the credit sauce? we'll dig into it. but first here's my take. as we debate whether the two parties can ever come together and get things done, here is something president obama could do probably by himself that would be a single accomplishment of his presidency, end the war on terror. for the first time since 9/11, an administration official has raised this prospect. said in a speech to the oxford union last week, that as the battle against al qaeda continues, there will be come a tipping point as so many of the leaders and operatives of al qaeda have killed or captures such as al qaeda as we know it has been effectively destroyed. our efforts should no lo loaninger -- this is the longest period that the united states has lived in such a situation. longer than the civil war, world war i, world war ii, it grants the government extraordinary authorities and effectively suspends civil liberties for anyone the government deems the minute and also keeps us at a permanent war feeting in all kinds of ways, endsing thi
ticket to go to education to make our kids smarter, today, sadly, they are only getting dumber. while we open our hearts let's t lose our minds. the folks deserve better to be locked out of a lockbox, and to be taken by greedy politicians who find other uses on the backs of that. not fair, not right. not remotely the thing to do. to staten islander john d'backo who knows of what i speak. he took matters in his own hand with his brother and buddies, made things right, here is john on the phone with the story. you quickly seize the initiative and did a lot more on just a local level. than fema. >> well, nei as you know my house wasffected my family was, but after stabilizing our situation we took a look around two days later, and we saw a bunch of federal response, out there with clip boards taking notes but we did not see boots on the ground helping people. yes my brother derrick and a few of hour close friends got out there, and started up a volunteer 100% grassroots effort, mobilized within a day or two over a hundred volunteers, and at this point we probably taken in and fed thousands
monopoly of almost always do a lousy job. up against the education blob that his job of the hunt teachers' union comment janitor union, bureaucrats they're resist change that is why -- while i was excited charters schools. schools could experiment the parents would see how much better it could be and kids would benefit from the innovation. it is not happening. sometimes. but the center for education reform says the charter movement has gone wrong. what happened is an example. >> my group have put together an application to start a charter school and we have been repeatedly stonewalled 57 because of your own daughter's experience you've got together with people and said we will start a charter. >> the first application was 100 pages could. denied. >> they said there was not a need we had typographical errors in the application. john: wouldn't mcdonald's like to say that to burger king? >> yes. john: you try again. >> we fixed them and we got more people involved and we needed to show more apparent support. the first application had 70 letters the second was 125 letters. still denied. john:
that educate people about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. and recently he made a $1 million pledge to the clinton global initiative to support the former president's newfound passion about this issue. >> he said, i have been very fortunate, and my son is worth $1 million. >> it's still hard to talk about. >> it is. it is. >> do you think it ever won't be? >> no. i think about him all the time. like i'm in d.c. today so i went walking on the gw campus looking for him. >> looking for him. >> yes. and i could feel him. i could feel him. every day i just miss him. every day. >> my girlfriend found me, dead already. i had been not breathing, no pulse, and i was turning blue. for singing definitely dry mouth has been a problem for me. but i'm also on a lot of medications that dry my mouth out. i just drank tons of water all the time. it was never enough. i wasn't sure i was going to be able to continue singing. i saw my dentist and he suggested biotene. it feels refreshing. my mouth felt more lubricated. i use the biotene rinse twice a day and then i use the spray throughout the day. it
can't. >> you can't, you shouldn't. >> right. >> when you start slashing education, when you start slashing r&d, transportation -- >> it's over. >> -- what you're doing is, you're slashing about 3%, 4% of the budget. and you're leaving the parts of the budget that blow a hole in the deficit and destroy this economy over the next 20 years. >> by the way, we won't go over the cliff for all the reasons we're talking about. even if we do, my friends on the street tell me, it's not a disaster. it's baked in. because we're going to get it done even after the fact. so you're talking about a few points in the market. >>> we're just moments away, joe and i will be removing -- >> oh, no! there it is! >> ow! >> it's all for a great cause. >> i don't know if it's that good. >> i don't know. is this going to be good television or kind of yucky? okay. we'll be right back. americans are always ready to work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never takin
in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> cnbc's jane wells joins us now with the latest. >> they say it is not about the money. federal mediate or has been hir. ships are backing up. companies like home depot say it is starting to impact their supply chains. here is the issue. it doesn't appear to be about the money. up to 11 weeks of days off. theion onwants fellow union members to fill in on those dates and management doesn't want to do that if those people aren't needed. the union is using technology which is decreasing the need for people. >> like computers. >> yes. >> this is one of your greatest moments. 11 weeks off and guaranteed security. did i get that right? >> yes, you did. but the bigger issue here they say is the guaranteed job security. they say we will feel it is guaranteed if you put language in the contract saying you will never outsource these jobs. management not willing to do that. >> i didn't know such a thing was still debated. that is incredible. >> many tha
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him. >> he finds some solace from his son's death by funding programs that educate people about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. and recently, he made a $1 million pledge to the clinton global initiative to support the former president's newfound passion about this issue. >> he said, i have been very fortunate. and my son was worth $1 million. >> it's still hard to talk about. >> it is. it is. >> do you think it ever won't be? >> no. i think about him all the time. like i'm in d.c. today, so i went walking on the g.w. campus looking for him. >> looking for him? >> yes. and i could feel him. i could feel him. every day, i just miss him. every day. [ sirens ] >> my girlfriend found me dead already. i had been not breathing, no pulse. and i was turning blue. why do toys for tots and hasbro trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data acro
, the majority of those illegal immigrants are not even high-school educated, lacks skills, like education. my god. and they do so rejecting that law, that bill and prevent it from becoming law because they want to have a lottery. for crying out loud. the absurdities compound themselves. >> in general we have to recognize that the individual entrepreneur with special skills and contributions to american produce all the jobs, and they are the ones who are getting rich, who are punished by any increase in marginal tax rates. the already rich -- lou: what about the young man or woman in this country who is not an entrepreneur, is not a big shot, is not in middle management in a big corporation. they won a break. they won an opportunity. they want to live the american dream. why can't the republicans talk to them? >> i hink that they are being talked to. a great speech the other day in which he specifically addressed this aspiration, widespread among all americans to rise up. this is what supply-side economics is. it is surge of economics. it is not trickle-down as some people caricatured. lou: y
that ever went to college in my family, my father had a 10th grade education. >> now that he's a successful leader of a global company, rick has not forgotten to give back, along with his wife. he created the rick and susan going foundation to provide scholarship money for the winner of the youth of the world award. >> i want to thank rick and susan as they've mentioned earlier, amazing people in the foundation, and the $50,000 scholarship which will be very helpful and i thank you for that. >> kelly: rick, a lot of people are thanking you beyond the boys and girls club. how the corporate americans show their support through sharing and civic community engagement. >> what a fantastic piece. >> kelly: always. >> jamie: egypt's once powerful military threatening to intervene with the growing crisis there, what it means in the transition to democracy. >> kelly: tragic fallout: hospital that treated the deut duchess of cambridge, and the nurse. >> jamie: and the popular hit, gangnam style, know he's apologizing about comments he made about our country. ♪ olaf gets great rewards for his small
careers to be productive in the workforce and to contribute. i think education is key. whether it be going to school part-time -- and i know these things cost money, but whether it be on-line or it be seeking some sort of education in another area to make sure that your skill set is diverse. >> you mentioned on-line. there is a lot of stuff on-line in a good way that you can actually gain some knowledge. >> absolutely. >> kyle always good to see you. thank you for joining us. you are leaving beautiful san diego behind. whatever, kyle. merry christmas in case i don't see you. >> happy holidays. >>> piles of debris line the streets and are hit hard by superstorm sandy. more than one month after it struck. but funding could soon be on the way to help get things back to normal. now more from washington. >> in a letter to congress, the white house has requested $60.4 billion to help all states affected by superstorm sandy. the white house says these are funds necessary to finance a needed recovery effort and to help the region prepare for future challengeds including future -- challenges includ
versus virginia. employment discrimination, 13 years after brown versus board of education. the supreme court had a marriage case on its bokt in 1956. but kicked it. because it didn't want to touch it with a ten-foot pole so waited for more states to come around. it's also the year that guess who's coming to dinner comes out. there's a cultural legal convergence. we're at that moment for the gay community now. one of the historians in the gay marriage trial, nancy kauts, a historian of marriage, she said one of the emancipated slaves after -- the slaves flocked to get married. she testified that one of the emancipated slaves said the marriage covenant is a foundation of all of our rights. so i totally agree with rea that this is just the beginning but it is an important cornerstone to building full equality for lgbt citizens. >> this question of sort of how enslaved people thought about marriage, the extent to which they engaged in formal marriages and then the extent to which ones given the freedom it became one of the first things that free people did to represent their freedom is ins
deductions. not enough revenue. less revenue equals more cuts in education. republicans ruled that out saying the new revenue would not be achieved through higher tax rates which we continue to oppose. they were referring to an erskine bowles plan that he testified to in the fall of 2011. the white house made it clear that's a nonstarter and they won't even respond until the gop puts forth a plan that includes a tax rate hike. the obstacle continues to be republicans who hold out hope. millionaires and billionaires. while it sounds like the two sides are far apart, the budget numbers are not that far apart. the white house you get close. they say it lacks detail. doon pfeiffer says it does not say which loopholes they would close or savings they would achieve. if the president is rejecting this middle ground offer it is his obligation to present a plan that can pass both chambers of congress. are we at a stalemate who offers something next? house republicans said theirs mirrors one proposed by erskine bowles, the democratic chair of the fiscal position. bowles shot down that suggestion. while
transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watching tonight. now, let's put this all into context here. fiscal cliff negotiations, don't you think they wouldç proceed lot faster and smoother if both sides were really dealing with reality? but, you see, the republicans, they simply are not. house speaker john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell have spent years catering to the base that believes, let's say, president obama's a socialist, and the united nations wants to take your disabled child right out of your home. they have votes to back it up, folks. this pitiful display of most senate republicans on the disability treaty showed once again just how far they are, and how far they are removed from reality. one democratic senator told me yesterday his office was actually getting calls from constituents with disabled children wanting to know if the u.n. would remove their children from thei
schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. >>> better than expected numbers on the labor front for november out this morning. u.s. businesses added 146,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate slipped to 7.7%, the lowest level in four years. of course, that's not the whole story because you had more people dropping out of the labor force. >> well, the former chairman of the council of economic advisers, now a senior fellow at the hoover institution. he joins us with his reaction. would you give it a, what, out of ten? >> i gave you part of the answer too, by the way. you're welcome. >> out of ten, what score would you give this report, ed? >> i
a significant role in deficit reduction. yes, we must not cut social security, medicare, medicaid, education. that's not bernie sanders' point of view that is clearly what the american people believe. and the president, democrats have got to hold firm and when they do, it will finally be the republicans that come to the table rather than just the democrats caving in, as has been the case in the past. >> all right, senator bernie sanders, appreciate your time on this friday night. thank you so much for joining us. >>> coming up, the fight over the fiscal cliff is putting american jobs at risk. one of these congressional members is lying about the problem. we'll use the newest job numbers to get to the truth next. >>> and republicans in michigan are ramming through antiunion legislation and hurting middle class americans in the process. the people of michigan are outraged. we're talking to lansing, michigan mayor virj. stay tuned. we'll be right back. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 l
. the most famous in brown v. board of education, which the court held unanimously separate was unconstitutional. so why wait until 1967 to hear the case about interracial marriage. here are all of the states that had laws on the books in 1947 banning interracial marriage. by 1967 only 16 states still had those laws on the books. in the two decades between 1947 and 1967, the years the supreme court was staying mum on the issue, most states decided on their own it was unconstitutional to ban interracial marriage, or at least was. the court was following on their heels, following the heels of public opinion. this is a big debate in the legal world. is the supreme court influenced by american public opinion? these are nine people who could completely ignore the will of the people. they are appointed for life. no election. no culpability. they can totally ignore us if they choose. many legal experts say that's not how it works. supreme court justices are, in fact, swayed by what people in this country think about issues. today the supreme court announced it would hear two cases
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, housing bubble, the student that bubble. the rush to a college education is crushing economic futures. the fiscal cliff now 31 days away, still no mention of sequestration cuts. cuts in the pentagon budget with deadly consequences? can this congress and this president figure out how to do the right thing? admiral james lyons joins us next. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small busins earns 2% cash back on every purchase, ery day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? ♪ lou: 31 days unl the fiscal cl
's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back. our tough call this morning, there's no evidence coming to light in the trayvon martin investigation. there's a picture, new in-color picture of second-degree murder suspect george zimmerman, released by his attorney. it was reportedly taken by a police officer the night that zimmerman shot and killed trayvon martin. the picture itself is not new. the fact that it's a high resolution color photo is. we've seen black and white versions. to what degree does this help george zimmerman's case? does it change the case? >> obviously we're not in the legal process, so we don't know all the details. but i don't think it really tells you that much. it doesn't tell you at what point any injuries were sustained and what was going on when they were. clearly there was an altercation, which we always knew that. >> i'm a nonpracticing lawyer. >> you always do the denials first. i just want to say, this is not my client. then you launch into -- but if you see a guy's b
.e.d. while, it's a good intention, plenty of people have education who go out and kill people or drive drunk and end up -- >> greg: a dead kid isn't getting his g.e.d. and going to church. there is a punishment for that. >> bob: there are kids i know alcoholics who go for weekend in jail. there they have to do intensive therapy on the drinking and drugging. that makes a lot more sense than going, than forced to go to church. >> andrea: g.e. d/b/a behind bars. >> dana: maybe the judge exercising his judgment, saw something redeeming in this young man and thought that he was making the best decision based on his statement. nibble local control, counties and states should be able to pick their judges. i assume he's elected or appointed by political appointee. that is what they do. make judgments. >> eric: i make a point. we don't know if this was the defendant's proposal to say hey, i'll go to church and the judge said fine, put it on the list, too. >> bob: you don't think it will survive the courts do you? >> dana: i won't take the aclu seriously until they defend the guy who made the video th
at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back, 21 minutes past the hour. three months after a deadrly attack on benghazi, libya, hillary clinton will testify before congress. she will address findings on the september 11th attack that killed chris stevens and three other americans. the report sex peis expected as as next week. >>> a brief repeal for john mcafee until his immigration case is heard in court. he is recovering after an apparent collapse. authorities in belize want to question him about the shooting death of his neighbor. he went on the run but insisted he had nothing to do with it. >>> well, it started as a prank, really, one of the oldest radio tricks around. call someone, pretend you're someone else and hope your listeners get the joke and then you have a laugh but now apparently because of the prank someone is dead and the world is outraged. joining me now from london is matthew chance. matthew, good morning. the radio hosts responsible for this have taken t
paying deficit while still investing in education and research that are important to growing our economy and if we are serious about protecting middle class families then we are going to have to ask the wettiest americans to pay higher tax rates. that's one principle i won't compromise on. >> higher tax rate, of course, at issue and whether or not as republicans had hoped they could just close loopholes and tax deductions and that could. >> he keep say the wealthiest americans but $250,000 that's not the wealthest of america. >> right. so there was some word during the campaign when joe biden let slip that $1 million would be the threshold for which they would begin to tax the wealthest americans. marco rubio on a saturday morning addressed as well. they are going after each other. senator marco rubio and president obama in these dueling addresses. >> we must get the national debt under control. taxes will not solve our 16 trillion-dollar debt. only economic growth and form of entitlement programs will control the debt. woe must reform the job killing tax code by getting rid of unjustif
by about 10%. nondefense, discretionary spending, education, air travel safety, and food inspections would be cut about 8%. the cbo warns no deal could send the economy back into recession, others argue the economy might prosper in the long return, and nearly everyone, including a cranky public, thinks the republicans will get the claim. we'll have more next, with dana bash, it -- unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in equinox and traverse... more dependability with the legendary silverado... and more style in the all-new malibu. chevy's giving more at the year-end event because 'tis the season. chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 cruze ls for around $169 per month or get $500 holiday bonus cash. >>> joining me around the table, dana bash, chief economist, mark zandi, and y
, while still being automobile to invest in things -- able to invest in things like education and research and development that are important to our growth, and if we're going to protect middle-class families, then we're going to have to have higher rates for the wealthiest americans, folks like me. >> white house correspondent dan lothian joins us live from washington this morning. nice to have you with us. >> good to see you. >> what's the next move for republicans, dan? >> well, you know, i think republicans are in a difficult spot here. one of the sticking points is this $800 billion in new tax revenue. this is part of speaker john boehner's proposal. it doesn't call for more taxes on the wealthy, but it does call for eliminating some deductions, closing loopholes. nonetheless, there are some conservatives who are pushing back on this. they think that this will hurt job growth and these are conservatives who are backed by the tea party. they're outright rejecting it. what you're seeing here developing is that republicans are not speaking with one voice. >> republicans should not be con
, they said we spend more on drug education and treatment than they do on law enforcement. what could they do better? >> they could simply stop locking people up. if you're sent to prison, you end up in a far worse state than if you're actually sent to a drug rehabilitation center and helped. >> let me ask you, because you're known as a free spirit, right? do you smoke marijuana? >> i was a '60s lad. i tried when i was a teenager. i decided that drink is my drug of choice. so i prefer it to marijuana. whether the children of mine do, that's another story. >> i'm sure, right? they're in the age where i suppose it could be. all right. thank you very much. really appreciate your taking the time. >> cheers. thank you. >> pretty interesting and serious topic, although he did say afterwards he would want to try pot brownies. "breaking the taboo" will be available on youtube this evening. we should mention the opinion piece is on cnn.com/opinion right now. it is amazing. some of the statistics in there are unforgettable. "outfront" next, violent proceed protests in egypt. morsi draesed supporters an
a big difference. so our people are looking at it, we're helping them, we're educating them, but i think decisions are going to be held on how we're going to handle it until after all the rules have been released. >> it would make a big difference because you have so many seasonal workers for 90 days versus the year? >> yeah, just overall cost. as you look at the turnover and all the rest of it, it's going to make some difference to us. there's a 30-hour limit, but there's been some discussion as to whether or not that could be 35. 35 would clearly be better. so i mean, there's just a lot of these rules that are yet to be written and i think they're going to have a big impact on how people are going to approach it. >> so, patrick, let me try to take this from a difference direction from a democratic perspective. i'm not trying to be difficult. but there are two ways to look at the mandate that goes with the employees. one s a burden on business. the other is it's an opportunity for business to attract and keep employees, particularly in seasonal jobs that are difficult to fill. is there
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teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] while you're getting ready for the holidays, we're getting ready for you. tis the season. for food, for family, and now, something extra -- for you. >>> the internet security guru john mcafee is wanted for questioning in belize in the death of his neighbor. the strange tale began in early november, when mcafee said someone poisoned four of his dogs. dogs whose barking was apparently a source of tension between the two neighbors. two days after the dogs were poisoned, mcafee's neighbor was shot in the head. mcafee says he didn't kill him but that he's afraid for his own life and that authorities in belize are after him because he refused to pay a bribe to a politician. cnn's martin savidge was the first reporter to find mcafee and interview him on camera since he went on the run and the details surrounding that exclusive interview were almost as bizarre as the case itself. take a look. >> reporter: the search to find john mcafee be
in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> back in 2009 and 2010, republican protests against president obama's supposedly socialist kenyan secret muslim agenda were touted as grass roots events. most of them r were not grass roots events. most of them were organized by groups by freedom works, which grew out of a conservative advocacy organization that was founded and funded by the billionaire koch brothers. the front man was a congressman from texas. he was the house majority leader for the republican party, which is not a grass rootsy thing. but none of this is. today david korn had a scoop about the fake grass roots part of republican party politics. "mother jones" published an e-mail in which dick army quit. he then told "mother jones", the top management team of freedom works was taking a direction i thought was unproductive and thought it was time to move on with my life. don't know exactly why dick army and freedom works broke up, but there's discord at the conservative level. actually there's a lot going on. more on that a
, he is -- he's a real leader. he's really smart. he's very well educated, has a graduate degree. he was raised all over the world because his parents were both in the military, both of them. and he has these core values. he was elected captain by his teammates as a rookie quarterback early on because he's signified this. i mean, this is a guy who helped put six points on the board after fumbling, a rare fumble, if you saw that play on monday night. >> yeah. >> sort of a weird play. we were all screaming, you know, that was a fumble! because obviously, if it hadn't been, it wouldn't have been six points. mike, he is really a very special character. this is not just spin. >> sam stein, i realize you went to school in the woods up there in dartmouth, but the idea of living in a metropolitan area, washington, d.c., where nearly everyone is obsessed with a single individual, the quarterback of the washington redskins, is incredible. >> andrea says this is not spin, but she's literally spinning. it's unbelievable, she's so happy with this guy. he fumbles correctly, this man walks on water
more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> republicans have talked a lot about losing minorities in 2012. but they may have a bigger problem, folks. they may be losing the political middle. today a deep dive into our patchwork nation. a look at how president obama and mitt romney fared in various parts of the country. of course the patchwork nation project breaks the u.s. into 12 types of communities. go to my trusty board here. remind you, boom towns, military, money, evangelical epicenters, mormon outposts, immigration nations, service worker centers, industrial metropolitan and tractor countries. going into the election, this is what we were telling you. mitt romney needed to do this well in the typical gop strongholds. evangelical centers, tractor country, mormon, look at this. he did out perform bush in all of these areas. all of these areas. he increased bush's margins or stayed the same in the key republican areas. and if you look at this, for president obama versus john kerry, again looking at this th
in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> unless you like sitting back watching the republican party tear itself to shreds, you might wonder why a senator would go to a thinktank. but you should care. a lot of the thinking is done by think tanks and this move shows something important and upsetting about the direction that those tanks are taking. but let me tell you the story about the individual mandate. the requirement is the heart of romneycare and obamacare and it made it's debut in at 1989 payment in the heritage foundation. and stewart butler, the expert argued that it was like a seatbelt and you need to have it like we have auto insurance. the mandate appeared in a health care reform today act. >> 12 years after that. it appeared in mitt romney's plan. and that caught the eye of a politician. he said he he has demonstrated when he stepped into government that he could work in a difficult environment, take good ideas like private health insurance and apply them to the need to have everyone insured. they came up with the idea a
a basic feeling of fairness. she is an extraordinary person. she's certainly well educated and has really served our nation well as ambassador to the united nations. >> all right. we'll leave it there. senator durbin, congressman mccarthy, thank you very much. >> thank you for having us. >>> coming up, the showdown over the debt. who wins and who loses? including why one prominent republican observer i talked to this week says that the president actually wants to go over the cliff. who was it? what did he mean? find out after the break. former speaker newt gingrich. julianna goldman. helene cooper of "the new york times" is back. "the washington post's" bob woodward. and msnbc's lawrence o'donnell. all coming up after the break. >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by the boeing company. >>> coming up here, as hillary clinton prepares to step down as secretary of state, her popularity has soared to an all-time high. according to a new poll out this week, 66% view the country's top diplomat favorably, up from 44% in 2008. what does that mean for her future? that's one of washington's fav
with the revenues and tax reform and we will have to invest in things like education and infrastructure that's falling apart in this country but we have to do all three together and no one wants to do all three. they are all still positioning and it's like the campaigns have never ended. the wall is coming. plan a is going to take place january 1 and it's going to be a bumpy road if we are unable to get down the path. there's a lot of conversation, but it's time now, people say let's kick it off a little bit. we know the answer. it is going to be no fun making the decisions. that's the problem. everyone doesn't want to make a decision that makes people upset. well, we've got a 40-year headache that's accumulated, a huge debt and deficit and we are just going to have to make some stuff calls. we have to do it now. >> one of your colleagues we played earlier, republican lindsey graham said he thinks there's been a political calculations and we're going to go over the fiscal cliff. he doesn't think a deal gets done. where do you put the odds at this point? >> well, you know, it's a great questi
. >>> some are calling it the next "roe v. wade" or brown versus board of education. the issue the u.s. supreme court agreed to take on that will make history. >>> all of those who argued for non-intervention because of the things that might happen have now happened because we failed to intervene. >> when is enough enough? that is the question many are asking about syria as the death toll climbs and concerns mount over chemical weapons. now some lawmakers are saying it may be too late to stop mass destruction. >>> and could this be the end of "gangnam style" mania? why pop sensation psy is apologizing for some anti-american lyrics. [ telephones ringing ] at chevy's year-end event, we have 11 vehicles that offer an epa-estimated 30 mpg highway or better. yeah? hey. hey. where's your suit? oh, it's casual friday. oh. [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 malibu ls for around $199 per month, or get $1,000 holiday bonus cash. it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth manageme
, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> ahead this morning on "morning joe," the united states of subsidies. "the new york times" launched a ten-month investigation on how cities and states attempt to lure in big business. we'll bring in the reporter of the lead story to find out what she learned. >>> and up next, john heilemann. >> oh. >> he enters, i leave. >>> also, nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. the latest on the behind-the-scenes negotiations for the fiscal cliff. we're back in a moment. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to
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